The end of a marriage can put many people in difficult financial situations. A spouse in an unhappy marriage should never feel obligated to stay married out of fear of being unable to support themselves financially. As a result, a Georgia Court may order one party to provide spousal support, also known as alimony, to the other party. The end of a marriage can put many people in difficult financial situations.
Essentially, the alimony order is intended to provide support to a spouse who needs financial support after the dissolution of the marriage. This can be on a temporary basis while the divorce case is pending, or maybe a permanent order depending on the specific circumstances.
An experienced family law attorney will help you better understand Georgia’s alimony laws. This can include helping you understand what to expect in a divorce, how to petition a court to enforce an order when a party falls into arrears, and ensuring you have the resources you need to move on following a divorce.